98% of olive oil today is not true extra virgin olive oil but rather is fake and causes negative health benefits. In this video, you will learn how to pick out some real quality olive oil.

Benefits of a good quality olive oil include:

1) Polyphenols, which are fat-soluble antioxidant that protect the brain and heart which can lower blood pressure, cholesterol and prevent long term diseases.

2) Mono unsaturated fatty acids are good for the heart, support balancing hormones and lubricate joints.

3) Vitamin E improves heart health and increases healthy glowing skin.

Most olive oil today is not true olive oil but is laced with negative ingredients such as soybean oil or canola oil. If you want to read more ways to know if your olive oil is a fake, check out this article http://draxe.com/fake-olive-oil/

Top ways to pick the best olive oil:
1) Smell the oil to see if it has, a very distinct strong aroma
2) Dark glass bottle
3) Should harden or get cloudy if put in the refrigerator
4) Look for extra virgin olive oil, certified organic and look at the harvest season date and expiration date on the bottle

Is olive oil healthy? Yes, it is great for your heart, brain and hormones but it has to be real, true extra virgin olive oil.

Go to www.draxe.com for more articles about olive oil or recipes such as this Basil Pesto http://draxe.com/recipe/basil-tomato-pesto/


41 Replies to “Is Olive Oil Healthy?”

  1. Everyone, without even getting into the specifics right now, just think about these FACTS: this guy cited ZERO peer-reviewed research papers, he's a fucking chiropractor, and he has some bullshit nutrition certificate on his website. Do you really want to take his word for it? Just please read the research for yourselves, especially the experiment where the participants who consumed olive oil had their limbs constricted, then released, which usually produces a rush of blood back to the limb, and ALL of these participants had incredibly low blood flow back to their limbs compared to the people who did not consume olive oil. It clogs your arteries. You can get all the oils you need from whole nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fish periodically.

  2. I'm a Spaniard and Spain is the largest olive oil producer in the world. Luckily, my family has olive trees. After recollecting them, they are sent to the oil mill of my town where they are pressed to produce the olive oil which is then put in bottles or small containers. When the process is finished, they give you the same olives you cultivated in form of oil. So if you have a large amount of olive trees you won't probably have to spend money buying it since you will be able to use your own olive oil for the whole year.

  3. From Spain I send you the following link of a video of how is the collection of the olive on its first day of harvest for extra virgin olive oils. Natural olive juice.
    Below it I make a small description of where it is made. I hope you like it.

  4. Yeh olive oil is great if you want heart disease. Sorry "Dr" Axe you have no idea what you're talking about. No oils are good for you. They are processed liquid fat and have been proven to contribute towards heart disease among other diseases/cancers. The Mediterranean diet is generally quite healthy because they don't eat as much meat and eat much more fruit and veg than the Western diet!!! It's not because of the olive oil!!

  5. Olive oil is NOT a super-food. It has little nutritional value aside from Vitamin E and that is only if it is high quality (and not rancid, diluted with other oils, and properly cold-pressed).
    Eat olives … get the true health benefits … Vitamin E, phytochemicals, fiber, minerals, etc.
    Olive oil is NOT one of the healthiest foods in the world. It is not even a food. It is the extracted fats from olives, which are the real food.
    Eat the whole food to get all of the benefits. Ignore the marketing hype of olive oil and other oils.
    In addition, we also hear about olive oil being a mono-unsaturated fat. This is partially true, but doesn’t give the whole story. Olive oil also has saturated fat and polyunsaturated fats with the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio being 13 to 1. The ideal ratio is 4 to 1.
    Olive oil goes rancid quickly.
    It is best used for making body butter, soaps, or other external uses.

  6. why do people on YouTube always put other people down that don't know that person it's heartbreaking to have to see this that is discrimination it's so sad that you have to look at this crap on your phone on your TV all the time blocking

  7. Hey Dr Axe, I put my olive oil (Ibero 100% pure olive oil, I bought this 2 months ago) into the deep-freezer for 2:30 hours and it got thick, hardened a little bit, but not solid, and not white-cloudy, its yellow color. That's a bad olive oil that is bad for health?

  8. I live in Portugal. The olive oil I use has all the characteristics you say and is made in a traditional olive oil production workshop. It's made by the father of my girlfriend. I wish all of you could taste this olive oil. Sometimes the olive oil is cloudy even out of the refrigerator. ;)

  9. Eh doc! 0:58 is the best ol.ol. YOU've ever had but let me tell you that the greek ol.ol. is the best !Check the stats if you dont believe me!
    As ol.ol. producer the my advice is that a fancy bottle and label dont distinct the quality !The darker green the better!

  10. I don't like the healthy food industry. It makes everything expensive when they call it "diet/light/fitness". Whole grain seeds are the raw material to make white flour and white rice, but put a "fitness" label on it, they sell it 2x more expensive than the refined stuff.

  11. You're not a real doctor are you? Read the overwhelming data that says that ALL free standing oils are bad. The Mediterranean Diet is a fallacy. It took place in postwar Crete where they were starving or at best they were vegetarians with a little fish if they were lucky. Their baseline diet was good DESPITE the olive oil. You are misleading people and probably killing a few in the process. QUACK.

  12. Must be nice to be able to purchase premium vintage olive oils, sadly many of us have to live in the real world where Walmart is the only game in town, or we just cannot make a $65 bottle of oil fit the in the family budget. Nice video but the info is of limited use.

  13. Eat olives, not olive oil. Olive oil is a processed product. Eat foods in their whole, unprocessed state. This is isn't rocket science. Also, stop with the "superfood" nonsense. There's nothing "super" or magical about oils.

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